So anyone who has done the whole summer sales thing knows you can only take what you can fit in your car... meaning not much. One of the first things to get scratched off of the list when space is tight is decorations. Anyway, I was especially lean in regards to my packing this year (for the sole reason of being sick of hauling stuff from one end of the country to the other). I was thinking about some things I could do to decorate after I got here and I remembered an awesome centerpiece my mother-in-law made at Easter out of wheat grass.
So I found these seeds, or "wheat berries" at Whole Foods a few weeks back. They were in the bulk foods section. I made a trip with some friends out here to IKEA and bought a cute little tin to grow them in. After throwing in some potting soil and a little bit of ribbon, the whole project cost less than $5. Here's how it turned out:
I didn't have a whole lot of hope since usually everything I try to grow dies, but my wheat grass is growing out of control! Hard to believe, but this picture was taken 8 days after "planting" the seeds. It's pretty much the lowest maintenence plant I've ever seen and it's instant gratification since it grows so dang fast. Too bad I'm not a fan of wheat grass juice-- but at least it looks cool! I learned how to do everything from this Web site. Try it out-- it's a whole lot cuter than fake ivy ;)